Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Joyeux Noel! Feliz Navidad! Season's Greetings! Salutations abound for December. During the 1960s, Schenectady residents used words and actions to celebrate festive days of early winter.
In 1995, Martha Simone and nine of her friends decided to step into Thanksgiving. They spent part of their morning in Martha’s “step and sculpt” aerobics class at the YWCA. Other people celebrated Thanksgiving in different ways in 1990 and 1995.
Students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are designing lighting plans to illuminate two bronze statues of Thomas Edison and Charles Steinmetz, erected last May at the intersection of South Ferry Street and Erie Boulevard in Schenectady.
Flooding, snowstorms, a flu outbreak, even a fire — any of those might have slowed a group of Wisconsin nuns who say none of it has kept their order from praying nonstop for hundreds of thousands of people over the last 137 years.